April 2021

The past 2 meetings of db Polers club have seen us for a fitness session at Doublebois and an Adventure walk in and around Tideford Cross - Alans escape.

Doublebois was our 'The hill' session where we all push out the pace, a cuppa and a chat at the end with weather being good was well received - Alans Escape was a fantastic Nordic walk on route devise by him - weather was as the forecast said for all of the walk except for 15 mins when we were hit by hail storm - we realised when finished it had only happened on our route! Next Adventure this sunday is our first 6hr session - Lostwitiel to Fowey, along the river Fowey, taking linch for the route, it should be another classic!! (9/May)

Lesu oldest nordic walker is now Pat Brock - at 87 she has had a new lease of life around here hometown of Padstow and is now walking roads and pathways that she hasn't for many years, the power of the poles being unleashed to improve confidence and fitness, way to go Pat - I will have a pic of her in next blog.

Our nordic walking 'long Term' plan has been adjusted, we have a lot of circular routes on Sundays, remember i am planning a club for weekdays who will be going at a slightly slower pace.

Confidence seems to be returning to the public with courses and taster sessions being booked - only the cold weather is holding some back - on line sessions with db Fitness club continue to go strength to strength and personal Training clients are progressing fitness and raising the bar!

Sunday 18th and db polers hit the countryside and sw coastal path with an 8 miler from Looe country holiday park - it was a gr8 loop walk in and around Robs area.

The stop at Seaton took longer than planned due to the coffee line - however it was a thanks to Anne and once drank we were energised and off again - hills cannot be avoided in the sw and this was no exception - weather was fantastic…click the link below for the video.


this sunday we are back at our base in doublebois for a fitness session - here we go on an old, but goody route

Sunday was another glorious day with the weather in Cornwall, a slight nip in the air, but perfect walking conditions. Lanivet is a small village tucked away, mention din the doomsday book and the central point on the Saints way, that was our starting point on route to Hellmans Tor. Many ancient Celtc crosses on the way with landscape that was structured by tin miners when high pressure hoses were used along with panning the waters. Once at Hellmenas Tor - once the top it is possible to see both the north and south coasts, it is not as desolate as it must have once been with the A30 and the edge of Bodmin town visible, however it is still breath taking. We welcomed Kathy to the group for this Nordic walk and with sausage rolls and a coffee at the end it was yet another EPIC! Well done to Gary who lives almost local in the route planning and information, next week is Rob's Looe to Seaton so we get to view the ocean once again……

After a lockdown what better way to shake off the cobwebs with a Nordic walking leg stretch amongst great company! Sundays adventure walk form Talland Bay to Polperro along the sw coastal path was without doubt epic, with the sea breeze blowing off shore parts of the cliff top were well protected and it was like a mid summers day, clear blue sky all of the way. Pictureque and historic Polperro was quiet, only local teenagers jumping into the harbour and a fisherman working on his boat evident, lockdowns do have some benefits as this time of year the village would normally be packed full of tourists.

We progressed a further 3/4 mile along the path heading towards Needland point before returning, the next village would have been Polruan, this is going to be scheduled for a day walk (6hr +) later in the year.

The group this week was, Anne, Rob, Kevin, Alan, Gary and Tug, and an ice cream was well eaten on our return to Talland.